The sweet tribute to Princess Diana in Duchess Kate’s Chelsea Flower Show garden

By Zach Harper

Family and nature are both very important to Duchess Kate. She co-created the Back to Nature Garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show this year to help families reconnect with the great outdoors, and brought her own clan to the plot on Sunday (May 19) evening. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were pictured running around the garden barefoot while Prince Louis was captured taking his first public steps on camera.

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Kate’s garden includes several sweet tributes to family members, including beetroot and carrots in honour of the Queen, who used to plant them as a young girl. It also includes a waterfall modelled after the one on the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate. But it’s also got a very subtle tribute to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana: forget-me-nots.

On the weekend, Kensington Palace shared several photos of Kate in the garden. In one picture, the mom of three and RHS landscape artist Andrée Davies can be seen planting forget-me-nots. Diana, like many other royals, loved the Chelsea Flower Show and attended several times.

This is likely not a coincidence, as it is hardly the first time Kate has honoured her late mother-in-law in such a way. The public has repeatedly noticed how outfits the mom of three has worn after giving birth have referenced dresses Diana wore while holding both William and Prince Harry when leaving the hospital.

This also not the first time a Royal Family member has honoured Diana with forget-me-nots. Earlier this month, Harry and Duchess Meghan posted a touching Mother’s Day image on their official Instagram account that featured Archie Harrison’s feet over top of a bed of forget-me-nots.

“Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered,” the post read.

On Monday, Kate spoke a bit about what she hopes her garden does for people who visit the show.

Kate, William and their kids had a great time in the garden on Sunday evening. Photo: © Matt Porteous/Twitter/@KensingtonRoyal

“I hope that this woodland that we have created here really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors and spend quality time together,” Kate said. “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children.”

That’s definitely something Diana would deeply appreciate and love!

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